Your partner to safe operations in Greenland

Our Services

Your time, your safety – our commitment

Our pilotages consist of 2 certified onboard pilots assisting the master and navigators 24HRS during the entire voyage.

Our project management team carry out all mandatory risk assessments and contingency planning according to relevant laws and regulations. Furthermore we liaise with the local SAR authorities ensuring all plans are approved prior to the arrival of your vessel in Greenland.

Our pilots carry out the voyage plan according to best practice and local knowledge, drafting the risk assessment and presenting it to the vessel master before departure.

Our 24HRS shore based operations team assist our pilots with the latest weather and ice updates ensuring the safety of your vessel during your operation in Greenland.

News from our world

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In cooperation with Greenland Pilot Service, FORCE Technology has developed a course for Bridge Resource Management and Shiphandling in arctic waters with focus on cruise vessels. The training specifically included navigation amongst icebergs and growlers in local, congested fjords and ports....

In cooperation with Greenland Pilot Service, FORCE Technology has developed a course for Bridge Resource Management and Shiphandling in arctic waters with focus on cruise vessels. The training specifically included navigation amongst icebergs and growlers in local, congested fjords and ports.

Torben Solmer, Team Leader, Simulation, Training & Ports

The 2017 season

In 2017 the polar code is expected to be mandatory for

all vessels entering into Greenland and Arctic Waters

In order to ensure our customers a safe and effective operation complying with all laws and regulations, we are currently developing a maritime center of competence, where our customers can benefit from our pilots and project management teams who have more than 200 years of combined experience, covering all aspects of maritime operations in the area.

Our main focus will be:

  • Arctic Bridge Ressource Management courses Masters and Officers learn about ice navigation and voyage planning in the area – according to the polar code chapter V both Basic & Advanced training.
  • Operational Support:Developing new routes and destinations according to our customers needs – drafting “on-site” risk assessments and contingency planning accordingly.
  • Producing sufficient navigational charts and surface current surveys if needed.
  • Making Reports of expected operational conditions covering down time analysis due to weather and ice conditions and equipment failure due to low ambient temperatures.

Our rates

In 2017

Our pricing consist of the following fees:

  • Boarding fee is paid as lumpsum pr. Pilotage.
  • Pilot fee as paid pro rate pr. day when our pilots are onboard the vessel.
  • Vessel fee is paid as DKK pr. Gross tonnage according to the size of the vessel stated on the tonnage certificate.

Our offices can be contacted 24 hrs.

Boarding Fee 54.000 DKK
Pilot Fee 24.000 DKK
Vessel Fee0-14.000 1,00 DKK
Vessel Fee14.001-24.000 1,50 DKK
Vessel Fee24.001-34.000 2,00 DKK
Vessel Fee34.001-44.000 3,00 DKK
Vessel FeeAbove 44.001+ 5,00 DKK

Greenland pilot act and

associated regulations

Greenland pilot act and associated regulations

According to Greenland Pilot Act No. 1698 of 11th December 2015, it is mandatory for all passenger ships with more than 250 passengers onboard, to use a pilot when sailing within the Greenlandic National waters.

Furthermore it is mandatory for all vessels to draft a risk assessment and contingency plan for the voyage.

Procedures for Self-sustainability during an emergency is mandatory because of remote areas with low SAR facilities. For vessels with more than 250 passengers onboard it is mandatory to draft co-operation plans with the local SAR authorities.

The vessel master and shipping company have to document that assistance from other vessels or SAR facilities is reachable within a reasonable time-frame, when carrying out the voyage plan.

References

Greenland Pilot Services has, among others, solved tasks for following companies

Contact

Address

Greenland Pilot Service
Pukuffik 1D, 1 Sal TV
3905 Nuussuaq

Greenland

(+299) 539277
(+45) 21 63 82 24

gps@gps.gl
www.gps.gl

Your next pilotage

The boarding point of our pilots is the last port before calling Greenlandic Waters, and disembarkation is the next port of call after leaving Greenlandic Waters.

Please order your pilot through your chosen shipping agent or via Greenland Pilot Service at least 4 weeks prior to arrival at the last port before Greenland.

Our offices can be contacted 24HRS